Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Dorset
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 82 61
Rank change year-on-year +13 -21 +32
Permanent jobs citing QA 35 23 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 3.09% 2.16% 4.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.46% 30.67% 35.14%
Number of salaries quoted 27 23 24
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.64% +15.28%
10th Percentile £28,700 £25,800 £28,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £49,100 £69,250
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +11.11%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Dorset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 96 75 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 8.48% 7.04% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70 63 118
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £32,700 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.32% -16.15% -10.86%
10th Percentile £29,950 £25,800 £22,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £52,500 £55,375
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Dorset

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Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Dorset.

Salary trend for QA in Dorset

QA
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Dorset over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Dorset

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Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole -3 11 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Bournemouth +7 8 £40,250 +34.17% 2
Weymouth - 5 £40,000 -
Wimborne - 3 £37,500 -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for QA.

1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) C++
2 10 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
3 9 (25.71%) Windows
3 9 (25.71%) Python
3 9 (25.71%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (25.71%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (20.00%) Degree
5 7 (20.00%) Linux
6 6 (17.14%) VoIP
6 6 (17.14%) Service Management
6 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
6 6 (17.14%) VMware
6 6 (17.14%) OO
6 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
6 6 (17.14%) Citrix
6 6 (17.14%) Perl
6 6 (17.14%) ITIL
6 6 (17.14%) Mathematics
6 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
6 6 (17.14%) Problem Management
6 6 (17.14%) Data Management
6 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
6 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (17.14%) Office 365
6 6 (17.14%) ServiceNow
6 6 (17.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (17.14%) Office 365
3 2 (5.71%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) VoIP
2 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (17.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 3 (8.57%) Big Data
3 3 (8.57%) MySQL
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (5.71%) DataStage
4 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.71%) OLAP
4 2 (5.71%) Semantic Layer
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.71%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.57%) Maven
1 3 (8.57%) Ranorex
1 3 (8.57%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) MSTest
2 2 (5.71%) NUnit
2 2 (5.71%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) QA Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Head of IT
3 6 (17.14%) Software QA Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Designer
4 4 (11.43%) Head of Delivery
4 4 (11.43%) Head of Service Delivery
4 4 (11.43%) Head of Service Management
4 4 (11.43%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Business Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 2 (5.71%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Finance Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Pensions Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) QA Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) CSS
1 3 (8.57%) Hibernate
1 3 (8.57%) HTML
1 3 (8.57%) RESTful
1 3 (8.57%) Spring
1 3 (8.57%) Spring Boot
1 3 (8.57%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 9 (25.71%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (17.14%) Coaching
4 6 (17.14%) Data Management
4 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
4 6 (17.14%) Fault Analysis
4 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
4 6 (17.14%) ITIL
4 6 (17.14%) Mathematics
4 6 (17.14%) OO
4 6 (17.14%) People Management
4 6 (17.14%) Problem Management
4 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
4 6 (17.14%) Service Management
5 5 (14.29%) ETL
5 5 (14.29%) TDD
6 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
6 4 (11.43%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) C++
2 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
2 9 (25.71%) Python
3 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
3 6 (17.14%) Perl
4 5 (14.29%) SQL
5 4 (11.43%) C#
6 3 (8.57%) Java
7 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Citrix
1 6 (17.14%) ServiceNow
1 6 (17.14%) VMware
2 2 (5.71%) Google
2 2 (5.71%) IBM
2 2 (5.71%) Informatica
2 2 (5.71%) Netezza
2 2 (5.71%) Tableau
2 2 (5.71%) Talend